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Falafel Recipes


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
May 30, 2018

Herb Falafel on plateWhen I asked my friends what I should call my falafel recipe, they answered, "Actually Good Falafel." As the story goes, whenever we order falafel from restaurants, they're extremely mushy or so dry they crumble. These are made from dry chickpeas that have been soaked overnight, along with fresh herbs. If you'd like a quick and easy tahini-yogurt dip for your falafel, please see the very last step in this recipe.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20 small falafel

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked in 3 cups of water overnight
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp flour
ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. Drain the soaked chickpeas. Place in a food processor with 3 tablespoons of water and puree.
  2. garbanzo beans in food processor
     
  3. Transfer chickpea puree to a large bowl then add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. ingredients in bowl
     
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  5. Mix very well so everything is evenly distributed.
  6. Herb Falafel mixed together
     
  7. Use a scooper or spoon to make heaping tablespoon sized portions.Form into little patties.
  8. using scoop to make patties
     
  9. Heat an inch of oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat.
  10. adding patty to hot oil
     
  11. Fry a few patties at a time in hot oil until browned, about 3 or 4 minutes per side.
  12. cooked Falafel lifted with slotted spoon
     
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  13. Remove with slotted spoon. Allow to drain and cool on a rack.
  14. Falafel cooling on rack
     
  15. To make the dipping sauce, mix together 3/4 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons of tahini, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin.
  16. Herb Falafel on plate with dipping sauce
     
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
July 28, 2019

This falafel is a bit different from the traditional falafel you may have had, which is made of chickpeas. This has the addition of fava beans, bringing a nice new flavour and creaminess.

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These handheld delights are also great for outdoor parties and picnics.

Falafel on plate with sauces & crackers

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